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Town Break Befriending Project  


Aims: to increase the health and wellbeing and quality of life for people with dementia who still live at home. 

Befriending service provision to 40 service users living in housing association and sheltered housing with a diagnosis of early to moderate dementia.  

Weekly support to include visits of 2hrs per week, creating opportunities for social interaction to reduce loneliness and isolation. Cognitive stimulation therapy that supports the person with dementia to regain skills and their independence. This helps prolong the time spent in their own homes or in a homely setting. 

The Lintel Trust grant award will provide support and training for 15 volunteer befrienders.

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Castlemilk Stables Digital Inclusion Project

Glasgow City 

Aim: to increase digital participation by older people including access to the internet and the skills to make the most of digital platforms; to reduce loneliness by providing a drop in lunch approach with a digital element; improve opportunities for people with disabilities to attend and access digital support; improve financial inclusion through helping set up online banking, accessing money saving websites and online savings. 

Provision of well-attended one-to-one appointments and Digital Drop-Ins (22 one-to-one appointments and 155 drop-ins at the Friday Feed/Digital Drop-Ins during the pilot - continue to have an inclusive social space where people can partake in informal learning should they wish to - continue to work alongside community members to upskill them digitally. 

The Lintel Trust grant will pay for a sessional worker as well as digital equipment such as a digital camera and tripod.

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Aberdeen Care and Repair - Homesafe

(Castlehill Housing Association)   

Aberdeen City 

Aim: to enable older people to remain independent and in their own homes for as long as possible. 

The Homesafe project will provide early intervention in reducing risk of accidents; provide money saving advice; provide and fit appropriate safety equipment in the home. The project provides free home safety assessments for vulnerable householders.

During this assessment staff look at fire safety, accident prevention (slips, trips and falls), heating pattern and age and condition of heating system, safety and security within the home, dementia friendly equipment, opportunity for smart meter to be installed, and provide advice and information on benefit entitlement etc. This assessment identifies equipment that is required to reduce the risk of accidents within the home.

The Lintel Trust grant was a contribution towards the cost of the equipment required, which is provided and fitted free of charge for vulnerable householders.